My MW is cool with me declining the GTT as long as I don't start showing any symptoms. She will schedule bloodwork this time, which is not my favourite thing ever; but I'm kinda curious to see what my iron levels are like. I had to give up on Floradix because of the expense, but I've been taking cheap supermarket iron tablets (and not very religiously)... My levels were at 38 and 36 earlier in the pregnancy, so hopefully they haven't dipped too far below that.
I do need to work on my eating. I was really good in the first trimester - two eggs every day, really conscious of getting enough protein, etc. I just realised yesterday that I've been hugely slacking off in that department! I did get my Blue Ice fermented cod liver oil and butter oil mix in the mail yesterday - I'd been taking the capsules, but according to the website I should have been taking about 20 a day, and I just couldn't deal with that. So I got the oil, which is cheaper anyway. Oh, man. It is VILE. I mean, of course it is, fermented cod liver has never exactly been a popular flavour enhancer, but my oh my. I hope I can force myself to take it regularly. I know it's the bee's knees for natural vitamins A and D and all that jazz, but yikes. And it's not even totally liquid, it has almost a creamed-honey consistency, so you can't just toss it down the back of your throat. Fun fun fun. I got mine down yesterday by chasing it with a cup of milk (well, OK, milk, cream and maple syrup - my new favourite drink), but... ick. DD wasn't too impressed with the taste either. :p
Speaking of which, I should have some breakfast other than the mini-cupcake I just ate.
I'm also WAY behind on my sewing and knitting. I had grand crafty plans for this baby, but I've just been so tired! I'm much more violently anti-sweatshop than I was when DD was born, though, so I'll need to get onto it or the poor kid won't have a lot to wear. Fortunately SIL's newborn seems to be gaining weight at a good rate, so he should be one or two sizes ahead of my baby and I can steal her clothes. His big brother was a really slow gainer for ages, so I was afraid her baby and mine might end up in the same size clothes despite the 4-month age gap! (Yes, I'm a loving aunt.) I have to finish making my mei tai, plus a ring sling, plus the kimono top I'm knitting and a hat to match, plus a bunch of little shirts and rompers and trousers (some of which are cut out, at least), plus winter clothes for DD - she needs a coat, a few wintry pinafores and tops, a fairy ballet costume for her birthday, a winter quilt for her bed (also for her birthday, in theory - hah! It's two weeks away!), and I wanted to sew her a backpack before the baby was born). PLUS maternity clothes for me! I got some handmedowns from a friend, but unless the weather gets cold and stays cold pretty fast, I'll still need more. I'm halfway through making both a dress and a top, but can't summon the oomph to finish them. It's pathetic!
27 weeks is the official start of the third trimester, right? I think I'm 26 weeks today, but I've lost count. Due on June 9. Can't be bothered doing the math. Anyone? :p